Arroz con Gandules

Arroz con Gandules

A friend of mines shared this delicious recipe with and now I am sharing it with you. This is a DELICIOUS Puerto Rican dish. Here is how to make it. Bon Appetite!



1 tablespoon oil (vegetable oil, coconut oil, almond oil, etc. Oil of your choice)

1 tablespoon sofrito

1 chicken bouillon

1 packet of Adobo

Pieces of pork

1 can of Gandules

3 cups of rice

4 cups of water

½ can of tomato sauce


Heat pot on high and add oil of your choice in.

Cut 7 pieces of pork or amount of your choice. Fry the pieces for 2 minutes.

Add Sofrito, tomato sauce, Adobo, Sazon, Bouillon, and can of beans

Let it cook for two minutes.

Add rice.

When water is absorbed from the rice, reduce the heat of the pot. Mix well. Cover lid.

Finish and enjoy!

What’s cooking for the 4th of July?!

It feels like forever since I have done a blog post and I couldn’t leave y’all hanging. If you have been following me for a while on social media or on the blog, you know that I love to cook.

Why not give you guys so fun and easy summertime recipes that I use for the 4 of July. A course it is summertime and we love the food that comes with summer but it is important to have something light and refreshing especially with most of the summer activities being outside.


If you are wanting something simple to make in less than 20 mins. Meatballs is the way to go. You can shop at your local grocery store to get 3 simple ingredients. 


  • Frozen Meatballs  (1-2 lb bag)
  • BBQ Sauce (18-20 oz bottle)
  • *Flavor is your choice
  • Grape Jelly (20 oz bottle)

You can make this simple recipe if you want something to throw in the crock pot and let it do its thing. If you would like me to post the recipe to my homemade meatballs please comment to this blog post.

Cool Pasta Salad

Who doesn’t love a delicious pasta salad?! Remember it doesn’t have to complicated so keep it simple.


  • Pasta of your choice: I usually go for the Tri-color pasta or linguine pasta
  • Olives -1 can
  • Cucumbers- 2 cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes-1 pint
  • Purple Onion
  • ham  -1 cup
  • Turkey -1 cup
  • Italian dressing – 1 cup

Black Bean Quinoa Burger

This is a vegan friendly recipe that is really delicious even for our non vegans. 


  • Black Beans-1 can
  • Quinoa -1/2 cup
  • Corn -2/3 cup

When preparing your black bean burger it is important to cook the Quinoa as if you would cook rice.  Mash the black beans so that it is easier to form your burgers. When your Quinoa is finished cooking, you will combine your ingredients to form a patty.


  • Vegan mayo(mayo of your choice)
  • Sriracha

Combine the two ingredients to meet your taste buds.

You can top the burgers with avocado slices, onion, and place on whatever bread of your choosing.



  • Avocados-2
  • Purple onion- 1/2 chopped
  • Lime Juice-1/2 lime
  • Cilantro-1 tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Throw it all in! Mash and stir!

Refreshing Fruit Salad

  • Strawberries-1 lb, sliced
  • Kiwis-4, peeled & sliced
  • Blueberries- 1 pint
  • Pineapple -1, diced
  • Grapes- 2 vines

Mix it all up and serve it in a dish of your choice.

How to make :Delicious Sea Salt Roasted Pistachio Butter

The things that we do for love, when I say I love my husband I really mean it. Especially in the sense of breaking a few finger nails. My husband’s favorite snack is Pistachios and I mean he eats these things every day! Well,  he wanted to switch up from Almond butter to Pistachio butter, but we could never find it in the stores so I took it upon myself to go to Pinterest and a little guess work and made my own.

Roasted Pistachio Butter

Pistachio Butter Image

what you need:

1 lb Pistachios(shelled or unshelled)/(fresh or roasted)

2 tsp Honey

1 tsp Coconut Oil (optional)

1 Dash Cinnamon

1/2 Cup of Water

***Suggestion: Store in the refrigerator for longer shelf life


  1. Remove the shells from the pistachios and put them into a food processor. Blend for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of water to the processed pistachios, then add 2 tsp of honey and the 1 tsp of coconut oil (optional)
  3. Then you add a dash of cinnamon into the mix, blend.

Finally, you are finished! You can store the Pistachio butter in a plastic container or a mason jar.

This is an excellent recipe to apply to making any nut butter, Good Luck!!!